The Hamsa hand is an ancient Middle Eastern amulet symbolizing the Hand of God. In all faiths it is a protective sign. It brings its owner happiness, luck, health, and good fortune.
The hamsa has a wide variety of different spellings which includes hamesh, hamsa, chamsa, and khamsa. It is also identified as the Hand of Miriam or the Hand of Fatima. It is believed to give the owner success, harmony, and sometimes includes an eye symbol, which is thought to protect against "the evil eye."